Parsnips are not for everyone, but these cheez and onion parsnip fries may just change your mind. They’re cut super thin and coated in a mixture of nutritional yeast (for that cheezy flavour) and onion powder; baked till crispy and served hot. Once baked they have a similar feel to sweet potato chips with a slightly more bitter taste. For an added cheeziness, dust them with extra nutritional yeast just as they come out the oven. They’re an addictively delicious alternative to potato fries.



"Cheez" & Onion ShoeString Parsnip Fries

These baked parsnip fries are cut super thin, coated in a cheezy onion mix and baked until perfectly crisp. Easy to make, easier to eat.
Course: Sides, Snacks
Dietary: Gluten Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free, Vegan, Wheat Free


  • 2 large parsnips
  • 3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 3 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 200C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • Peel the parsnips and slice them into thin strips. You can cut them thicker if you prefer a thicker fry, I chose to slice them really thin.
  • Combine the nutritional yeast, onion powder and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add the parsnip fries to a large mixing bowl. Add in the spice mixture and mix to coat each parsnip fry.
  • Mix in the olive oil, coating each parsnip fry evenly.
  • Spread the parsnip fries in an even layer on the baking tray.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the fries are starting to brown and have crisped up.
  • If you want an extra cheezy flavour, sprinkle more nutritional yeast over the fries when they come out the oven.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.


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